October 4, 2008 -- The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Sport Horse Nationals) made its sixth annual appearance September 23-27 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. The event featured 339 horses and 78 classes in four divisions: sport horse in-hand and under-saddle, dressage, pleasure carriage driving and hunter/jumper.
Sport Horse Nationals featured two special events, including a Saturday evening special performance and Thursday night's Progressive Barn Party. Saturday evening highlighted some of the best that the sport horse competition has to offer with a jumper mini-prix, freestyle musical dressage, pleasure carriage driving and the crowning of the Sport Horse Supreme Champion.
The horse honored as 2008 Sport Horse Supreme Champion was Soleya++++\\ (Soldat x Kelly's Best), owned by Lorna and M. Jeannie Harron of Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada, and shown by Todd Ehret. Masterpiece PA++++\\ (Armani FC x Padrons Vali Girl), owned and shown by Alexandra Ramage of Xenia, Ohio, took home the reserve championship honors. An entire list of results can be found at www.arabianhorses.org/competitions/nationalevents/sporthorse/2008.
Sport Horse Nationals is the only single-breed championship competition focusing specifically on the sport horse disciplines and catering to sport horse exhibitors. All horses are Arabians, Half-Arabians or Anglo-Arabians registered with AHA or the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry.